Former All-Star pitcher and current ESPN analyst Rick Sutcliffe doesn't think that a 50-game suspension is harsh enough for Melky Cabrera.
Just days after Major League Baseball hit the San Francisco Giants outfielder with a 50-game ban for testing positive for synthetic testosterone, Sutcliffe suggested a far more aggressive punishment during an appearance on Dave Rothenberg's ESPN radio show.
"First of all, this guy is over here in the United States on a working visa. He broke the law. What's he doing still here? I mean, forget the 50-game suspension from baseball and whether he can come back if they make the players [sic] or not. Why's he still here? That visa should be taken away, and he should not be allowed to play over here again, or work over here again, in my opinion."
While there may be no action taken by MLB that satisfies Sutcliffe, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that Cabrera could still be subject to additional punishment due to his attempt to avoid the suspension, including a fake website.
USA Today also reports that the Department of Justice and MLB are undertaking a joint investigation into the source of the testosterone used by Cabrera.
Perhaps Sutcliffe feels entitled to weigh in on PED punishments due to his superlative pitching record against Barry Bonds. If Sutcliffe suggests the revocation of visas for international players, then what would the equivalent punishment for MLB players born within the United States?
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